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Utamaro began his artist apprenticeship from a young age under Toriyama Sekien (鳥山石燕), an eshi (ukiyo-e designer) of the Kano school. Toriyama Sekien is a painter recognized for his many works of yokai-ga (paintings of supernatural creatures).
In 1775, at the age of 22, Utamaro made his debut as an artist under the name, Kitagawa Toyoaki (北川豊章). As an upcoming ukiyo-e artist, Toyoaki created book illustrations and yakusha-e (portraits of actors).